The Culture of Playgoing in Shakespeare's England: A Collaborative Debate

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 24, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 228 pages
How was the experience of watching a play influenced by practices beyond the walls of the playhouse, and what were the broader social and historical implications of the culture of playgoing? This book sets out to answer such questions. Since the two authors have very different perspectives on the issues discussed, they have chosen a unique format: rather than submerging their opposition, they have highlighted it. Their attacks and counter-attacks, as they contest each other's views in paired chapters, result in a lively and illuminating debate.

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Anthony B. Dawson is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.

Paul Yachnin is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.

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